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The National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN), Pune, India has been running a course for training young adults to become professional therapists. Hence this paper is one such detailed attempt to explore the course outcome and its long term impact over 2 years; once the student passed out with the degree.
Material and methods:
A detailed in –depth interview was conducted on 20 participants (10 males and 10 females) who provided consent to participate in the study. The interview guide was prepared and approved from experts in qualitative research. The areas focused upon were- course work and any changes needed for the coming batches; job profile and satisfaction based on the training obtained; development in the overall personality and social skills of the student.
All the participants agreed that the training was job oriented. It was not difficult for them to procure a placement and the training gave them enough hands-on experience to adjust to any related job profile. It helped them to maintain documents, handle certain administrative issues and also have more confidence when they worked in commercial spas.
The responses obtained was encouraging and serves as a basis to continue the curriculum in the same pattern for the coming batches.
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